Thinks it’s edgy and transgressive, the punk little brother of all those other stodgy comic-book movies, but it isn’t. It’s just slightly more candy-colored.
The members of the Online Film Critics Society — of which I am one — have jointly ranked the 86 movies that have won the Academy Award for Best Picture.
As with many other lies of all kinds, it’s often easy to get caught in a lie… but is it easier to pretend you’ve seen a movie you haven’t seen when the content of such a movie has been discussed so frequently that it’s easy to fake it?
We should start by removing all the violence from The Godfather — that gives children terrible ideas! — and all the dead corpses from Schindler’s List: so unpleasant!
Lots of domiciles from movies and TV exist only as soundstages, but we can dream. Bilbo’s round-doored hobbit hole? The Friends’ spectacular NYC apartment? The Home Alone McMansion? Don Corleone’s Staten Island estate? Somewhere else?
When I was a kid, TV over Thanksgiving weekend definitely meant The Wizard of Oz and maybe a marathon of the 1933 King Kong and all those goofy black-and-white Mighty Joe Young flicks. But as Jill Cozzi notes at the new Cinemarati Facebook page, what TV is pushing at us as ”holiday” these days feels kinda different…
Take a look back at an old trailer… It’s the world’s only football chick flick, this “tough, tender, and true story” of Sonny Corleone and Lando Calrissian forcibly integrating the sleeping arrangements of an NFL team, which their love for each other and Sonny’s surprise pregnancy inspires them to do. That is what it’s about, … more…
It comes as a bit of a shock to be reminded that, after so many years of movies the likes of Daylight and Oscar, that our man Sly got his start not only as the star of this superb movie but also as its screenwriter. This tender movie, on the surface about the most violent of sports, is really a Marty-esque romance about two lonely people reaching out to each other.
What would the AFA have to say about The Godfather? Francis Ford Coppola’s riveting generational saga of Sicilian mob families in New York City is steeped in themes like loyalty to family and the importance of religion, and at the same time demonstrates how dangerous too-close family ties can be.